Nate Najar

Christmas in December Christmas in December

Marketing Highlights

“Christmas in December” is a new collection of holiday favorites from guitarist Nate Najar. Ranging from the subdued soul of the Donnie Hathaway classic “This Christmas” to the bright swing of “Mistletoe and Holly” and easy bossa nova of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” Najar draws on his widely varied musical experiences to present this engaging set. Vocalist Betty Fox turns in a captivating performance on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” accompanied by Nate’s lush chording, while tenor saxophonist Jeff Rupert and trumpeter James Suggs take turns on the soul drenched “Angels We Have Heard On High.” All the while the sound of Nate’s Ramirez classical guitar (formerly owned by the late Charlie Byrd) sets the mood.

In an industry that likes to conveniently pigeonhole even its most adventurous artists, Nate Najar has stood out with his full embrace of the great possibilities of playing jazz. Inspiring growing numbers of fans with his distinctive approach of playing jazz on the acoustic classical guitar with a right hand classical approach, the multifaceted artist has performed hundreds of trio dates throughout the world, scored a Top Ten Billboard Jazz single (“Groove Me”) and recorded tribute projects to his idol Charlie Byrd and the music of Brazil. The All Music Guide called Nate “one of the most consistently interesting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene.” JazzTimes Magazine referred to Nate’s playing as “intimate and soulful” and perhaps the greatest endorsement comes from Becky Byrd, wife of the late guitarist Charlie Byrd- “There is no doubt that there is a piece of Charlie’s soul in Nate’s mind, heart and fingers. Get ready world, here comes Nate Najar!"

Tracklist

1. Mistletoe And Holly
2. Angels We Have Heard On High
3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
4. Hallelujah
5. This Christmas
6. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
7. River 
8. Merry Christmas Baby
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Album Details

Artist

Nate Najar

Album Title

Christmas in December

Street Date

11/17/2017

Order Due Date

10/20/2017

Genre

Jazz Christmas

Label

Woodward Avenue Records

Parent Label

BFD II

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD12

UPC

888295643733

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

WAR1703

Album Details

Artist

Nate Najar

Album Title

Christmas in December

Street Date

11/17/2017

Genre

Jazz Christmas

Label

Woodward Avenue Records

Parent Label

BFD II

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay